Crunchy pan-toasted almonds with hints of spicy chili and zesty lime – these are positively addictive! So quick, easy, and healthy too!
Say hello to my new favorite anytime-of-day-or-night snack.
Oh hey there chili-lime almonds, how goes it??
Good. It goes so dang deliciously good.
These are so crazy-easy to make and so crazy-yummy to eat that I feel almost crazy-silly for not having made them 5.7 million minutes ago instead of just this week for the first time ever. I added that ’10-minutes’ part to the title because well, obviously they only require 10 minutes (duh Tiffany, saw that one comin’) and because I wanted you to know that they are so EASY & QUICK because if you’re anything like me when you’re in the mood for a snack you do not want to spend a lot of 1) time and 2) energy prepping said snack.
I mean, hello, you’re already hungry – let’s not prolong the misery yeah??
Tonight is the NCAA football championship and I will be trekking over to my parents house to watch it with my brothers, dad, and possibly a sister or two who occasionally like to yell boo at the refs and pretend that they know a little somethin’ somethin’ about what is happening on the field. (They don’t.)
This is like the prep round for the super bowl which is happening in a matter of weeks people, weeks. And you better believe that I’m already making my list of Tailgating Recipes To Make For ‘The Big Game’: 2015 Edition.
So here’s the rundown.
Step 1 – add nuts and oil to pan, sprinkle with chili powder and salt and toast for 5 minutes.
Step 2 – remove from heat, stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro and allow to cool.
Step 3 – devour.
What snacks are you making for The Big Game??
- 2 cups whole Diamond of California Almonds
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Add almonds and oil to a medium pan. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes until fragrant and toasted.
- Remove the pan from heat, add lime juice and cilantro and stir. Transfer nuts to a plate or baking pan to cool. Store in airtight container up to 1 week.
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